Kursk doesn’t want you to remember the actual disaster too closely, just some of its fallout. This week’s thriller is based on the disappearance of Russia’s titular submarine and it’s 118 personnel 19 years past. […]
Monsters are almost always metaphors for something. Many films forget this and just have something wreaking havoc, while others make it crystal clear. When Hank’s (Jeremy Gardner) long term partner Abby (Brea Grant) leaves him […]
If you see this film you will never forget the title
One rarely expects a film as good as ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ to come along and we are always glad when it does.
A solid premise matters little when the execution can barely match it
In a Festival beset by unnecessary controversies and ill-considered depictions of violence, Dirty God showed us how well it can be done
“As a fan making a film I wanted to make something that I knew would resonate with people who are savvy and maybe a little bit discerning”
There’s no better place for dry humour than the desert. Couldn’t resist
“Five wickedly twisted tales from the next generation of Aboriginal Writer/Directors all looking at the post-colonial Aboriginal experience through the horror genre”
“It’s a story of a woman who defies the rules of the establishment, of the Church, of the State. She goes against them all in order to redefine herself in her own terms, the way […]
What a waste of everyone’s time.
Us, the cast, Jim Jarmusch; everyone except Tilda Swinton who here made magic all on her lonesome
“It’s completely changed the way I am and the way I see myself doing this movie”
Note: Plot point discussions follow for Judy and Punch and The Nightingale It’s incredibly disquieting that two revenge flicks, both supported by Australian State funding agencies, both starring Damon Herriman in the role of an […]
“It’s a pretty unusual film, it’s a fictionalised origin story about the infamous Punch and Judy puppet play”
We don’t deserve Pedro Almodovar; thank God he disagrees
Growing older is hard, growing up is harder
“Animals is about two women around their early thirties and figuring out whether can continue to party and live together and be wild or whether there’s something else they want in life.” “I love Dublin […]
It’s rare that a film with such efficient storytelling could flounder for nearly two hours.
That which we do garner from these intimate portraits in their depiction of that so affecting our subjects’ lives is moving and, due in no small part to each of the leads’ willingness to share and be so open, roundly impacting
PJ Harvey wasn’t up for recording a regular album, so she took it on the road
A near-futurist neon-dystopian theological Brazilian sex-sci-fi isn’t what you’d normally come across at the cinema, but that’s why we have Film Festivals
Sometimes abstract just doesn’t work